Kyler Murray was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals as the first overall pick in the 2019 draft.
After a successful first three seasons, Murray had a significant drop-off in production during the 2022 campaign, which was partially due to injury.
Despite the success he found early on in his career, Murray has been subject to scrutiny as of late.
#Cardinals QB Kyler Murray "hasn't been the guy to set the tone for the organization." according to @AlbertBreer
"When your quarterback doesn't show up for half the offseason program, that's a problem."
"Other players might see it as license to stay [away]." pic.twitter.com/3mdE0YsiYJ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 8, 2023
When Murray signed a five-year contract with the Cardinals, the team had included a “homework” clause, which caused an uproar among members of the NFL media.
In Murray’s contract, the Cardinals added in the fact that he needed to study the playbook for a certain amount of hours per week, after it appeared that he wasn’t making strides to learn it.
While this was initially balked at, recent reporting indicates that Murray might need that clause in his contract after all.
His work ethic is constantly called into question, not only by members of the media but by members within the Cardinals organization as well.
Sean Payton was a candidate to take over the Cardinals’ head coaching position, but many cited that Murray was the reason that he ended up taking the Denver Broncos job.
This begs the question, do the Cardinals have a Kyler Murray problem?
Last season, Murray threw for just 2,368 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Granted, this was just in 11 games, but his lack of production is concerning considering the franchise’s significant investment in him.
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